Jalen Guyton’s unrestricted free agency period lasted just one month. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Chargers decided to re-sign star WR Guyton on Monday to strengthen their offensive arms.
The Cowboys signed Guyton after he went undrafted in 2019. Later that year, the Los Angeles Chargers added the wide receiver to their practice squad. Guyton played for the Chargers for the previous four seasons and 38 games after joining the team. He has accumulated 61 receptions for 1,023 yards (16.8 average) and six touchdowns during this period.
The 25-year-old ended up missing the remainder of the year because of an ACL tear. Later, the team decided to let him walk away as a free agent in March.
Can Jalen Guyton improve the Chargers’ defense with his new contract?
While uncertainty surrounded Jaleens’ future, the team put everything in order on Monday by announcing that they had reached a deal with him on a new contract. The wide receiver with great agility, quickness, and physical stamina, has the potential to overwhelm defenses and has worked hard to live up to that responsibility over the past two seasons.
The Chargers already have Justin Herbert at quarterback as a means of showcasing their competitiveness. In his first two seasons in the NFL, Herbert has made good use of his exceptional arm strength, quickly becoming one of the best deep-ball passers in the league.
The Los Angles Chargers, therefore, require a great WR to support Herbert because a combination of the quarterback’s accuracy and the receiver’s speed and dexterity almost always ensures a catch. Guyton established himself in this instance following a 2021 season in which he caught a career-high 31 passes for 448 yards and three touchdowns.
Coach Brandon Staley of the Los Angeles Chargers recognized JH’s immense potential and attempted to utilize his strength and ability on the field effectively.
“Jalen Guyton was fantastic in the offseason. This guy made a lot of big plays for us in the spring. Really did a nice job on special teams. We kind of challenged him to be a factor in the kicking game. I think he’s looked really good out there,” Brandon stated in 2022.
All NFL fans are anticipating seeing much more of No. 15 flying down the field and scoring the teams’ desired goals, just like the fans and the entire Chargers team.